Do all men in Korea have to serve in the military? The real answer is no, not ALL of them. Most of them yes, they must serve two years to fulfill their duty. As it happens (and it doesn’t happen often), people become exempt for mostly medical reasons. If they are unable to perform basic exercise, or have some sort of ailment that prohibits them from normal pysical activity, this could be grounds for an exemption. Are exemptions extended to famous people, say Korean drama actors or Kpop stars? Not that we know of. Should they be? We explain more in this week’s HallyuBack News segment.
By the way, did you know Yoo Seung Hoo gets his discharge from Korean military service tomorrow?
Yesterday’s HallyuBack News – Plus Size Korean Modeling